WATCH: Rep. Carbajal Speaks from House Floor Regarding the Continued Threat from Russia
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), House Armed Services Committee member, delivered the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, addressing the need for Congress to establish a bipartisan independent commission to investigate Russia’s disgraceful actions. Remarks as prepared for delivery:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today because the American people have a right to know the truth regarding Russia’s interference in our democratic process.
I am a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the message I hear from our military leaders is consistent, Russia is a top threat to the United States and our interests.
Russia has not only used its military to destabilize regions around the world, but it has completely undermined and disrupted the democratic values of this country.
This is unacceptable—and yet my colleagues from the other side of the aisle refuse to do their job as an oversight body and establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia’s egregious behavior.
We have a responsibility to be transparent with the American people and we have failed to do so.
Congress’ credibility continues to be on the line and I strongly urge my Republican colleagues to not only immediately establish an independent investigation into Russia’s interference in our election but also call for the release of President Trump’s tax returns.
America’s security and values are on the line, any treasonous and unlawful relations with Russia can not be tolerated.
Madam Speaker I yield back.”